February 18, 2016

 

Anyone who’s had the pleasure of seeing them in their garden knows Hummingbird Clearwing (Hemaris thysbe) moths are special. I was first introduced to hummingbird moths by my mother, who often sees them nectaring at flowers in my parents’ yard in Pennsylvania. Like ma...

August 19, 2015

 

CATERPILLAR OF THE WEEK: King of the vegetable patch, scourge of the gardener, and one of my all-time personal favorite caterpillars, Manduca sexta - the Tobacco Hornworm.

 

This is the sphinx caterpillar that we find in our gardens, chowing down on our precious tomatoe...

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